Former Champions are a modern, high-energy, musical ensemble focused on expressing ideas and emotions through sound and words. Targeting to influence and inspire the human spirit with dynamic groove-based compositions, their music has been described through a multitude of genres including Rock, Funk, World-Beat, Live Electronics, and NuJazz. Within this varied genre approach, the music combines tightly composed and adventurous passages with in-the-moment improvisation. Despite the genre bending output, FC does indeed have a sound that is instantly identifiable and unique to themselves. But, there ability to transform and shape this sound to fit the surroundings and setting of each venue is what sets them apart.
2011 looks to be an exciting year for Former Champions as they gear up to play festivals like Amberland, Camp Bisco X, Camp Barefoot 5, FloydFest X, Nomadic Roots, MikeAid, and more, in support of their debut, self-titled studio album.
Former Champions have recently shared the stage with artists including The New Deal, Perpetual Groove, Conspirator, EOTO, Zappa plays Zappa, Papadosio, Bio Diesel, Brothers Past, Tea Leaf Green, The Mantras, Indobox, Jimkata, Dopapod, Damn Right and many others.